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Dodge Ram 2500 Increased Oil Consumption Due to Intake Manifold Plenum Gasket Leak

Dodge Ram 2500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004

Engines Affected: 5.7L V8 HEMI, 5.9L V8

Average Mileage: 123,866 mi (16,000 mi - 215,465 mi)


On 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 engines, the intake manifold gasket may leak and cause increased oil consumption and a spark knock during acceleration; the gasket should be replaced.

  •  Rookie

    Ialso had the manifold plenum leak. oil consumption was first clue eventually ruined cat converter. removed intake cleaned everything up reinstalled w/ new gaskets ran a can of sea foam replaced cat ran like a sports car.

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  • Visitor, , 5.9L V8, 104,000 mi

    had to put in 2 quarts of oil and i have only got 1500 miles since oil change. i also have a miss and changed plugs, wires, cap and rotor. i just found the leak from the intake manifold and am going to replace it. hopefully this takes care of the probblem.

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  • NikkiZ, , 5.9L V8, 160,000 mi

    Our Dodge Ram 2500 has always used some oil, but nothing out of the ordinary for how much its driven and the loads it as pulled. Recently we hauled an oversized load a bit too heavy for the truck. It has used or burned or ? quite a bit more since then. Added 2 quarts oil about 3 days after th heavy load. And just again (maybe a week after put in 2qts )we added another 2-2 1/2qts. >> Problem not yet fixed. Reasearching the solution ... Anyone know the fix?

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  • Visitor, , 5.7L V8 HEMI, 215,465 mi

    It's knop repaired at this time,i have no oil leaks.But i have a combanaition of prob.Yes it use's a great deal of oil,and i have two code's that keep popping up.700\741.(gas milage is about 11.5.....

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